Pantone recently revealed their pick for color of the year 2014, and it is definitely a standout: Radiant Orchid. 2013 was Emerald, which stood for "growth, renewal and prosperity;" Radiant Orchid represents "creativity and originality."
Last year, I did purchase my fair share of Emerald items- mainly because I have always loved the deep, rich precious stone's hue. As for Radiant Orchid, which is a blend of fuchsia, purple and pink, I don't find it nearly as versatile or classic. However, I am tempted to grab a few pieces that will brighten up my neutrals and play well with blues and greens in addition to light yellow!
Take a look at some of the classic and unexpected pairings.
I put together three looks of basic pieces that most women have some version of in their closet. If you add a Radiant Orchid piece, it truly livens up the look!
|Modcloth Junior Stylist Coat, Topshop Crepe Seam Flip Dress, Jessica Simpson Calie Pumps|
|Calvin Klein Long-Sleeve Button-Down, Current/Elliott Combat low-rise skinny jeans, Pointelle Knit Cashmere Infinity Scarf, Blue Nile Petite Hoop Earrings, A.V. Max Gold and Curb Chain Cuff Bracelet, Ivanka Trump Rebecca Textured Satchel|